If you want to get fit but hate the idea of going to the gym, you might feel as though your chances of success are somewhat limited. After all, you can’t get the same level of workout at home as you can by going to the gym, right? Wrong, and there are multiple ways you can work out just as well in your own home as you would in a sweaty jam-packed gym.
To do this, you need to think about setting up your own home gym. Don’t worry too much about the cost because you can always buy second-hand equipment online. If you have a spare room in your home, this is the best place to set up your new gym. If you don’t, opt for a room on the ground floor. The reason for this is that it will ensure you can buy as much heavy equipment as you like. If you live on the second floor of an apartment building, you can still set up a gym, but you may have to be a little more careful with the equipment you use.
For instance, when weights are not in use you should spread them out around the room rather than leaving them stacked up in one place. It’s highly unlikely that heavy equipment will damage your home, but there’s no harm in being cautious. So now, we need to think about the equipment that you might need.
Awesome Home Exercise Equipment
You might want to start by purchasing something as simple as a pull-up bar. Pull-up bars don’t need to be secured to the wall. Instead, you can put them in a door frame, or you can get a freestanding bar. It all depends on the build of your home.
You’ll want a weight bench as well, and the best benches offer a number of different workout possibilities. So, already, you might have at least four different ways to work out, and that’s more than enough. You can, however, think about adding a cheap exercise bike or treadmill too if you don’t like running out in the open.
Learning To Work
Next, you’ll need to learn how to use the equipment you’ve bought properly. For instance, you probably think a pull up is quite easy. But if you’re doing it the right way your body will be in a certain shape and you don’t lift your legs because this makes it easier. You can learn how to do a pull up by watching a training video.
As for weights, it’s all about starting off on the low end, no matter how strong you might think you are. Always work your way up from the bottom. Once you have completed a few practice sets, you should aim for heavy weights with low numbers of sets. This will boost muscle building and weight loss, leading to more rapid results.
How Long Will it Take?
While it will depend on your diet and commitment to training, we weren’t joking. With a gym like this in your home and just forty minutes each day of intense exercise you could see results in five days. You’ll lose weight, feel stronger and probably experience certain degrees of pain. Still, you know what they say. No pain, no gain!